NTT DoCoMo, Inc. and Aquafairy Co. announced that they have agreed to jointly develop a micro fuel cell for 3G FOMA™ handsets. This agreement follows their successful development of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) that has proven effective in a prototype recharger. The fuel cell is claimed to be the smallest in the world […]
Beacon Power Corp. announced that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to be administered by Sandia National Laboratories, to design a 20MW Smart Energy Matrix frequency regulation power plant. This project directly supports Beacon’s plan to develop commercial-scale flywheel-based frequency regulation facilities in the U.S., beginning in 2007. […]
Xantrex Technology Inc. received an order to supply approximately US $1 million of its 500kW solar grid tie (GT500E) commercial inverters for three projects in Germany through Relatio Innovative Concepts (Relatio). These solar projects are expected to be implemented before the end of this year. Solar power is an attractive investment in Germany largely due […]
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. announced that its newly-formed subsidiary Photowatt Technologies Inc. has filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and a preliminary prospectus with Canadian securities regulators relating to its initial public offering of common shares. ATS will transfer its solar business to Photowatt upon the successful completion […]
Pentadyne Power Corp. announced that its new second-generation VSS+DC flywheel-based clean energy storage systems have earned an Underwriters Laboratories listing. The UL...
Enova Systems Inc. announced that its common stock has been approved to be listed and will be available for trading on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) on August 29, 2006. Edwin O. Riddell, President and CEO of Enova Systems, commented: “Enova Systems’ common stock will begin trading on the AMEX under the ticker symbol ENA.” […]
Fuel Cell Technologies Ltd. (“FCTL”) reported on the quarter ended June 30, 2006, with financial results, management discussion and analysis, and highlights of corporate activity. Total revenue for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2006 was $643,573 and $893,539 respectively. Second quarter revenue includes the revenue from the two BOPs delivered to […]
Udomi announced the introduction of the EFOY-OUTDOOR power supply for off grid applications. This system combines the Direct Methanol Fuel Cell unit...
Boeing announced that it is developing a light aircraft powered by fuel cells and electric motors, which may make it potentially the greenest plane in the air. It would emit no carbon dioxide or other pollutants, and would leave only a slight trail of water. Although it would operate almost completely silently, its most pressing […]
SemiSouth Laboratories announced that it has completed the construction of its new silicon carbide (SiC) manufacturing facility and has completed a large portion of the installation of its manufacturing equipment. To mark this milestone, the company held a Grand Opening celebration at the Starkville site. The event also marked the opening of II-VI, Inc.‘s SiC […]
Xantrex Technology Inc. installed its new Hybrid Power System combined with solar power on the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation near Chilko Lake, British Columbia. This remote site is located in the Chilcotin area of central B.C., more than three hours from the nearest urban center, with no access to the provincial electricity grid. The system […]
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy‘s (DOE) Energy Star® program are seeking commentary on a proposed energy management...
Scientists at Swansea University’s Electronics Systems Design Centre (ESDC) have received a £1 million (US $1.8 million) grant to work on SoCs that could reduce energy consumption. The grant comes from the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry’s technology transfer program, and the university will work with two of the U.K.’s leading semiconductor companies: Zetex […]
The United States Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Alexander A. Karsner announced that Paul Dickerson J.D., CPA, has joined the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). “Im pleased to have Paul as a member of our team,” said Assistant Secretary Karsner. “His extensive experience in management, international […]
Sun Microsystems announced that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), one of the largest natural gas and electric utilities in the United States serving 350,000 California businesses, is offering significant rebates as part of a new energy incentive program for computer servers. The CoolThreads technology Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 servers – which the company […]